Merrill D. McSpadden

October 4, 1932 - June 10, 2014
Merrill D. McSpadden

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Merrill D. McSpadden, 81, went to be with Jesus on June 10, 2014. He was born in Mount Pleasant, Arkansas to the late Roy and Beulah McSpadden. He was saved and baptized at Barren Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Ila McSpadden. His family also includes his stepson, Chuck Lusk and his wife, Lynn, of Hendersonville; a grandson, Chaz Lusk and his wife, Leti, and their sons, Saber and Emry of Houston, TX; a grandson, Christopher Lusk and his wife, Sarah, of Memphis, TN; two sisters, Montene Smith of Sulphur Rock Ark. and Doris Davis of Batesville, Ark.

At 18, Mr. McSpadden joined the Navy and served his country in the Korean War. He later worked as a pipefitter on the Alaskan Pipeline. He also worked as a foreman for several construction projects for Fluor Construction Company. Most recently he was employed by Ingles Grocery. Mr. McSpadden was a member of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville.

His gentle nature made him a joy to be around. He took such pride in his family, especially his grandsons and great-grandsons. He will be remembered for his many acts of sacrificial love and devotion to his loved ones.

The family would like to honor his life with a time of fellowship at his home on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest in Checotah, OK at a later date.


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  • June 16, 2014
    Alton Connor says:
    Mrs. McSpadden, Chuck, Lynn and family ~ With my heartfelt thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to each of you in Mr. McSpadden's Homegoing. May God's grace sustain each of you at this time. Love, Alton

  • June 16, 2014
    Donna Brennan says:
    Ila, Chuck and Family, You are in my prayers and thoughts at this time. You have my deepest sympathy. Donna Brennan

  • June 17, 2014
    Charlotte Miller says:
    Such a good picture of him and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • June 17, 2014
    Jim & Michelle Hagemann says:
    Ila, Chuck & Lynn, We are so sorry for your loss! May he rest in the arms of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • June 18, 2014
    Sammy Reese says:
    I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the entire family during their time of loss. Sammy Reese